BTS’ second all-English single “Butter” proves its reign over music land this year as it bagged the Song of the Summer award at the MTV Video Music Awards 2021.

The awarding ceremony was held today, September 13, at the Barclays Center in Los Angeles, California, featuring performances by Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, and more.

“Butter” bested 15 other songs nominated for the category, including:

  • “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Go Yet” – Camila Cabello
  • “Every Chance I Get” – DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk
  • “Need To Know” – Doja Cat
  • “Levitating” – Dua Lipa
  • “Bad Habits” – Ed Sheeran
  • “Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
  • “Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon
  • “Stay” – The Kid LAROI with Justin Bieber
  • “Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
  • “Rumors” – Lizzo feat. Cardi B
  • “Thot Shit” – Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Wild Side” – Normani feat. Cardi B
  • “good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Summer Of Love” – Shawn Mendes and Tainy

Apart from this victory, BTS also took home two Moon Man trophies for Group of the Year and the Best K-Pop Artist awards.

In their acceptance speeches, BTS performed a short acapella version of “Butter” and thanked ARMY for their support and expressed their longing to meet their fans again in person.

“Thank, you for this honor. Sorry we couldn’t be there but hopefully next time we will,” said j-hope as they accepted the Best K-Pop Artist award.

“We feel so blessed and grateful for all the love we’ve received this year,” added Jung Kook.

“Shoutout to ARMY–the best people in the world!” said V.

“We will keep bringing great music and performance for you guys,” promised Jin.

BTS and “Butter” have been nominated for a total of five awards this year, including Best Editing (Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens) and Best Choreography.

Big Hit Music choreographer Son Sungdeuk, who has worked with BTS for over eight years, attended the event.

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